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Headline News 2002 Annie Award Nominees

Here is the full list of the nominees for the 30th Annual Annie Awards.

Outstanding Achievement in an Animated Home Video Production

LAND BEFORE TIME: JOURNEY TO BIG WATER Universal Cartoon Studios

ROLIE POLIE OLIE: THE GREAT DEFENDER OF FUN A Nelvana Limited/Sparkling* Co-Production

VEGGIETALES: THE STAR OF CHRISTMAS Big Idea Productions

Outstanding Achievement in an Animated Short Subject

NIGHT OF THE LIVING DOO Cartoon Network

THE GROOVENIANS Cartoon Network Studios

Headline News Alias|Wavefront To Receive Oscar For Maya

The winners of the Academy Awards for Scientific and Technical achievements for the year 2002 have been announced and Alias|Wavefront will receive an Oscar for Maya, its 3D animation, modeling and rendering production tool. Maya is widely used in feature films that incorporate 3D visual effects and animation, and was employed extensively in such films as SPIDER-MAN, ICE AGE, HOLLOW MAN and THE PERFECT STORM.

Headline News Annie Award Nominees Announced!

ASIFA-Hollywood has announced nominations for the 30th Annual Annie Awards. Honoring outstanding achievement in animation, this year's twenty-two categories recognize feature films, television programming, commercials, home videos and special projects in categories ranging from directing, writing and voice acting to production design, storyboarding and music.

Headline News 3ds Max Receives Game Developer Magazine's 2002 Front Line Award

Presented by GAME DEVELOPER magazine, the fifth annual Front Line Awards recognize those software and hardware companies whose tools enable faster and more efficient game creation for advancing the state of the art. Discreet's 3ds max 5 software received the "Front Line Award" in the art category, along with Adobe's Photoshop 7 and AI Implant from BioGraphic Technologies. The art award is based on selective criteria including utility, innovation, value and ease of use.

Headline News Broadcast Critics Honor Digital Acting

For the first time a critics group has singled out digital characters with their own awards category. The Critics' Choice Awards are bestowed by the Broadcast Film Critics Association to honor the finest in cinematic achievement. Since 2002 had so many strong CG characters, the group has added the category of Best Digital Acting, with THE LORD OF THE RINGS' Gollum competing against HARRY POTTER's house elf Dobby and STAR WARS: EPISODE II's light-saber wielding Yoda. For Best Animated Feature, the nominees are ICE AGE, LILO AND STITCH, SPIRIT: STALLION OF THE CIMARRON and SPIRITED AWAY.

Headline News Level13.Net Second Annual Animated Film Festival Winners

Film Roman's LEVEL13.NET has announced the winners of its second annual DIRECTV LEVEL13.NET ANIMATED FILM FESTIVAL. The film festival competition was open to working artists, emerging animators and student filmmakers. Hundreds of submissions were taken from April 2002 to July 2002 and the winners were chosen in three categories: 2D Animation, 3D/Experimental Animation and Student Work.

Headline News The Simpson's Pick Up First Golden Globe Nom

Everyone's favorite dysfunctional family got the nod from the Hollywood Foreign Press for the first time. On December 19, 2002, the nominees for the 60th annual Golden Globe Awards were announced, and FOX's THE SIMPSONS is the only animated entry nominated for Best Television Series - Musical or Comedy. It is joined in this category by the live-action comedy series HBO's CURB YOUR ENTHUSIASM and SEX AND THE CITY and NBC's FRIENDS and WILL & GRACE. While THE SIMPSONS is a nine time Emmy Award winner for Best Animated Series, this is the first time The Golden Globes have acknowledged the show.

Headline News Dog Fetches Siena Grand Prize

For the first time ever an animated film has been awarded the Grand Prix at Siena. Suzie Templeton's heart-breaking puppet-animation short DOG notched up another win at the 2002 edition of the International Short Film Festival Siena in Italy. DOG was Templeton's MA graduation film at The Royal College of Art in England. It has received numerous international awards including the Hiroshima Prize 2002, the Holland Animation Festival Narrative Grand Prix 2002, the British Animation Awards Paul Berry Award 2002 and the BAFTA for Short Animation 2002.

Headline News Hong Kong Animation Studio Wins Television Awards

Hong Kong-based STVDIO Media Animation was awarded First Prize in both SuperPitch competitions at the Asia Television Forum and Asia Animation Conference, held in Singapore from December 2 5, 2002. Television producers from around Asia submitted original programming ideas to the pitching competitions. Out of 217 submissions, six were shortlisted for the general SuperPitch on December 2, and six for the Animation SuperPitch on December 5.

Headline News Star Wars And Stuart Little Win Big At AEAF

The winners of the Australian Effects and Animation Festival (AEAF) Awards were announced December 3, 2002 at the Sydney Convention Center in Sydney, Australia. Australian entries made up more than half the winners, with Aussie companies like Fuel International (Best Title) and Animal Logic (Best Game) picking up awards. STAR WARS: EPISODE II "ATTACK OF THE CLONES" won for Best Feature Film Visual Effects and STUART LITTLE 2 took the honors for Best Feature Film Animation.

Headline News BAFTA Children's Award Winners Announced

British Academy Childrens Film and Television Awards (BAFTA) were presented on November 24, 2002 and Disney/Pixar's CG animated film MONSTERS, INC. beat out a bevy of live-action nominees to win in the Feature Film category. In a ceremony at Londons Park Lane Hilton honoring the best in childrens TV and film, other animated wnners include SIR GAWAIN & THE GREEN KNIGHT (Moving Still Productions in assoc.

Headline News Oscar Credits And Music Submission Forms Are Due December 2

Monday, December 2, 2002 is the deadline for both the official screen credits forms and music award submission forms to be received by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Music is traditionally a strong field for animated films. "If I Didn't Have You" from MONSTERS, INC. won Best Original Song in 2001 and many animated features including BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, LION KING and POCAHONTAS have won for both Original Song and Original Score. Official screen credits forms are available on the Academy Website www.oscars.org.

Headline News WGA Announces New Animation Category – Deadline December 2

Applications are now being accepted for the 55th Annual Writers' Guild Awards, and for the first time all animated programs (long form original, long form adaptation, specials and episodic) will compete in the new television animation category. To be eligible for entry, television animation scripts must have been broadcast for the first time between September 1, 2001 and November 30, 2002. A writer who wrote a script and received credit on the program or episode may submit the script for consideration.

Headline News HAFF Selects Barcode And Dog For Grand Prix

The 9th edition of the Holland Animation Film Festival (HAFF) concluded on November 17, 2002 and festival organizers announced that attendance for the five-day festival rose to 11,500 admissions, up 10% from the 2000 edition of the festival.

Headline News Cinanima Announces Winners!

Since 1977, Cinanima has been promoting the international art of animation in Espinho, a city located on the Northern coast of Portugal. The festival capped off a week of screenings and seminars with its awards presentation on November 10, 2002. Zoia Trofimova's LE TROP PETIT PRINCE took home the Grand Prize and Dave Unwin's WAR GAME took home the Alves Costa Journalists Prize. Portuguese filmmaker Jose Miguel Ribeiro won the FNAC Prize for best Portuguese script and also won the Best Portuguese Cartoon prize for his film AS COISAS LA DE CASA.

Headline News Mr. Hell Sets Fire To Gemini Awards

The 17th Annual Gemini Awards, celebrating excellence in Canadian English-language television, announced their winners over a three-day awards event November 2-4, 2002. In the animation-related categories, AAAGH! IT'S THE MR. HELL SHOW! beat out the stiff competition of ANGELA ANACONDA, ECKHART SERIES III, THE SANTA CLAUS BROTHERS and YVON OF THE YUKON in the Best Animated Program or Series category.

Headline News CICFF Juries Hand Out Honors

The 19th Annual Chicago International Children's Film Festival (CICFF) handed out its awards for this years festival on Sunday, November 3, 2002. Awards were presented by two juries, the Adult Jury, whose members include media professionals from the film and video, animation, television, radio and print industries, and the Childrens Jury, comprised of children ages 7-13.

Headline News I Castelli Awards Grand Prize To Flux

Some festival favorites took home awards at this year's I Castelli Animati Festival, in Genzano di Roma, Italy. Concluding on October 27, 2002, the festival honored Christopher Hinton's FLUX with the International Grand Prize, while Robert Bradbrook's HOME ROAD MOVIES picked up the award for Best European Film. Special Jury Prizes were awarded to STROJENIE INSTRUMENTOW (TUNING INSTRUMENTS) by Jerzy Kucia and THE INVASION by Phil Mulloy.

Headline News Flux Flies With Golden Dove At Leipzig Awards

It's another award for Canadian Christopher Hinton, as the Leipzig DOK Festival honored his animated short FLUX with the Golden Dove for Animated Films. The award was accompanied by 3,000. Other honorees in the Animated Films category were Silver Dove recipients PLAIN PLEASURES by Sarah Cox (UK) and BARCODE by Adriaan Lokman (Netherlands). The jury also gave Honorary Mention to the films ARIA by Piotr Sapegin (Norway) and BOOKASHKIS by Mikhail Aldashin (Russia), which also took home the Audience Award. Leipzig DOK is an annual festival honoring documentary and animated films.

Headline News BAFTA Children’s Film And Television Nominations Announced

Hobbits, wizards, monsters and an adventurous mouse will all be hoping to walk away with a BAFTA at this years British Academy Childrens Film and Television Awards, presented in association with the LEGO Company. LORD OF THE RINGS: FELLOWSHIP OF THE RING, HARRY POTTER AND THE PHILOSOPHERS STONE, MONSTERS, INC. and STUART LITTLE 2 have all been nominated in the Feature Film category, with the winner to be announced on November 24, 2002 in a ceremony at Londons Park Lane Hilton. The awards ceremony, now in its seventh year, honors the best in childrens TV and film.

Headline News The ChubbChubbs Garners Festival Honors

On October 20, the LA International Short Film Festival honored Sony Pictures Imageworks CG short THE CHUBBCHUBBS as Best Animated Short Film. The comedy, directed by Eric Armstrong (animation supervisor for STUART LITTLE 2 and HARRY POTTER AND THE SORCERER'S STONE), features an alien hero named Meeper who valiantly tries to warn the patrons of the Ale-E-Inn of impending intergalactic danger. THE CHUBBCHUBBS is the first digitally animated short film produced by Imageworks, and it also recently took Best Short Film honors at Digital Media World's LEAF Awards.

Headline News LEAF Award Winners Announced

The LEAF Awards were presented on October 9th during the Digital Media World Conference, October 9-11, 2002. The LEAF Awards showcases and promotes the best new work, skills and services of companies and individuals involved in creative development of visual effects and animation. The nominees were comprised of some of the top visual effects and animation houses today, such as Sony Pictures Imageworks, ILM, The Mill, Passion Pictures, Framestore CFC and many others. Sony Pictures Imageworks took best short film for The ChubbChubbs, the companys first CGI short.

Headline News Ottawa Awards Top Prize To Home Road Movies

In a truly international showing, the jury of the 2002 edition of the Ottawa International Animation Festival (OIAF) chose five films from five different countries as the top prize winners in the Independent Short Films Competition. The festival concluded on October 6, 2002 with a gala awards presentation and Robert Bradbrook's HOME ROAD MOVIES (UK) scored the Grand Prize for Best Independent Short Film or Video. The film, which recently won the coveted 2002 Cartoon d'Or, is a true account of a shy father and his wish to bring his family closer together by taking them on automobile outings.

Headline News Gemini Nominees Announced

The 17th Annual Gemini Awards, celebrating excellence in Canadian English-language television, announced their nominations on September 24, 2002. The nominees for Best Animated Program or Series are: AAAGH! IT'S THE MR. HELL SHOW!, ANGELA ANACONDA, ECKHART SERIES III, THE SANTA CLAUS BROTHERS and YVON OF THE YUKON. IN THE Best Pre-School Program or Series animated shows

Headline News Home Road Movies Wins 2002 Cartoon d'Or

The 2002 Cartoon dOr has been awarded to Robert Bradbrook for his short film HOME ROAD MOVIES. Also the winner of the Spcial Jury Prize at Annecy 2002, HOME ROAD MOVIES is the real-life story of a shy and awkward father who uses road trips in the family car to help him be a better parent. The film is a mix of 3D animation and live-action. The Cartoon d'Or winner receives 25,000 Euro from MEDIA as a pre-production aid to begin a more ambitious project like a feature film or a TV special. The prize was awarded on September 21, 2002, the closing night of the 13th Cartoon Forum.

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